Recently Girls star Jemima Kirke was asked about the finale of Girls and even though many fans were disappointed Kirke said she “loved it.” But a more important question she was asked is if she would want to do some kind of reunion be it a movie or more television. Jemima said that she’d “love to” and would be very interested to see where the Girls would be 10 years from now. But here’s the question: Could Girls pull off a movie?
The easy answer to this one is “of course” and you can probably bet that Lena Dunham’s already been approached by a studio or two. But the tougher question is “what would a Girls movie even look like?” Could they pull off the same kind of box office success as a Sex and the City? What the hell would the plot lines be? Hannah’s got a kid. Shosh hates all of them. Marnie’s gotta be married to a rich dude and Jessa gotta be an addict sans Adam. I would think and hope Elijah’s a celebrity by now and that Laird won a lottery somewhere.
Here’s my honest opinion. If you’re going to do a movie, do it soon. Don’t wait for the popularity to wear off and try and resurrect popularity from years past. Get into the writing room and figure it out now. Though I will say this. I think the last two episodes were in a way saying “there’s no chance we ever resurrect this series.” While I love the show, I do hope that’s the case. The story is over. Let the audience imagine their own endings and futures.